The house I am moving into next week has a REALLY REALLY bad tile floor in the kitchen - a lot of the tiles are broken and loose, and a lot of the grout is missing. Whoever put this down had no idea what they were doing.
I want to completely rip out the tiles and replace it with something else. I have a horrible suspicion that they tiled right on top of the sub floor, but I won't know for sure until I actually start the demo.
So, first question is: what's the best way to start to fix this? I anticipate problems removing whatever they glued the tiles down with, as well as removing the grout that is firmly in place.
I'll take a picture and post it as soon as I get there.
Haha...........and this is just Room #1 that I have to work on!
So..................I'm moving halfway across the country in less than two weeks, and I have a million things to do and a gazillion things on my mind, but it seems like Christmas is a prevalent thought, right now.
This year will be my first real Christmas in quite a few years, and I am so excited about it!
One of my old traditions that I am going to revive is to put up several Christmas trees - we'll have the main one, and I will put up several smaller ones throughout the house. I think I will have a mix of small Norfolk Pines (a tropical "Christmas" tree that is a great houseplant, too) as well as small dowel trees, etc.
I like to have theme trees. Some of the ones I am planning this year: a blue and white tree (saw one somewhere, and it was stunning - very wintry looking), a tree themed around the kitties I am moving in with (mice ornaments, cat ornaments, fish ornaments, things like that), a "wish" tree (everyday, each person writes a wish or a good thought on a piece of paper, and ties it on the tree with a piece of ribbon.....they get opened and read on Christmas morning).
I've also made fishing trees in the past (raided my ex's tackle box and used all his cool looking lures), cookie trees, "fruit" trees (took apples, lemons, limes, kumquats, pomegranates, etc., tied ribbon around them, and tied them on the tree).
Does anyone else have any themes they would like to share?
I have wondered this for a long time, and can't seem to find any good advice on this topic.
If I take a photo or a scan of an item that is trademarked (for example: M&M's, Crayola crayons, etc.), can I then use the photo or scan in projects to sell? Am i legally allowed to sell the photo or scan, itself?
I am SO glad that I found this site! Finally - people that think outside the box! Yay!
I'm a very crafty, imaginative gal, and I promise that I will post some of my own ideas, but I have an unusual situation, this year. My boyfriend and I will be moving in together in early November - this will be our first holidays together.
Both of us have had it kind of rough in life, and we are both looking forward to our new beginnings, together. We are both estranged from our families, and we've lost a lot of our own personal histories.
What I would like to do is to make an ornament for each of us, for every year since our birth years - re-making our histories, so to speak. I am a little stumped on ideas, though. I want them all to be as original and as special as possible.
I have a ton of craft stuff to work with, and am not so broke that I can't go buy some additional supplies. I would like to work in many different mediums. The only things I can't really do are knitting, crocheting and machine sewing.
These will be our special, keepsake ornaments. I have tons of ideas for general "filler" ornaments.
Thanks for your help!
P.S. Please keep in mind that we have no family photos, etc., to use in these